FRIDAY 29th OCTOBER 2021
Alan Barnes is one of the most prolific jazz composers, arrangers and performers in the UK. He is an organiser of festivals, a record label owner and a collaborator of such diverse talents as Martin Taylor, Scott Hamilton and Gilad Atzmon. Alan’s playing style can be described as mainstream without being staid or formulaic, adventurous without being pretentious or clichéd. A virtuoso on alto, baritone and bass clarinet, Alan Barnes is the “Peter Pan of British jazz”.
(Dave Gelly, The Observer)